Upward Bound is a year-round program consisting of a nine-month Academic Year Component and a six-week Summer Academy with a three week residential stay. The Academic Year Component includes academic counseling, academic instruction on Saturdays, weekly tutoring, college visits, cultural and social experiences and post-secondary assistance. During the Summer Academy, Upward Bound participants live on campus for three weeks and experience college life, take additional classes, and visit other colleges. This is a commitment until graduation. Upward Bound’s goal is to help students realize their college dreams.
Upward Bound is a student development program, which operates under the auspices of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne. Upward Bound is a TRIO program fully funded annually by the U.S. Department of Education for $500,000. TRIO programs support higher education for all students, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or disability.